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The Real Goal of Healthcare Reform
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The Real Goal of Healthcare Reform

Via NewsAlert and HotAir comes this damning video.  Watch Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) gleefully admit that the goal of healthcare "reform" is to run private insurers out of business.

04/28/2009
Prelude to ObamaCare
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Prelude to ObamaCare

Without intending to, today's New York Times exposes the inherent problems with government rationed health care services, with lobbyists jockeying for advantage in the Medicare reimbursement game.  Already a dominant purchaser of health services, Medicare has created a shortage of primary physicians by cutting reimbursements.  Now imagine a world where all Americans are herded into Medicare....  Infinite demand for free services, skyrocketing costs, and some Grey Suited Soviet with a clip board determining if the medical procedure you need to live is worth the cost to the Treasury.

04/27/2009
Key Vote YES on Sen. DeMint's Budget Motion on Socialized Medicine
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Key Vote YES on Sen. DeMint's Budget Motion on Socialized Medicine

Dear Senator,

04/23/2009
Beware of Strange Bedfellows in Washington
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Beware of Strange Bedfellows in Washington

The consumer group Families USA and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) are teaming up in Washington to lobby to increase coverage for Medicaid.  Why would the medical companies support more government intervention in their industry?  Maybe because they did a cost-benefit analysis and concluded that they would make more money with more interventions.  According to Politico, "The upside is that it would help drug companies tap a new market by providing coverage to those who are too poor to buy drugs."  These groups worked together on S-CHIP as well, likely for the same reason.

04/21/2009
FreedomWorks Applauds Senate Passage of DeMint Amendment Protecting Health Freedom
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FreedomWorks Applauds Senate Passage of DeMint Amendment Protecting Health Freedom

Washington, DC - Passing overwhelmingly in a voice vote, the Senate approved the DeMint amendment late last night. The amendment would require a “point of order” calling for 60 votes to pass on any proposed health care legislation that would prevent Americans from keeping their current health care plan.Passage of the DeMint amendment is a major victory in the fight against socialized medicine and preserving health care choices.

04/03/2009
Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment
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Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment

Click here to download the PDF version of this Key Vote.

04/02/2009
FreedomWorks Launches Campaign Against Secret Socialized Medicine Provision in Budget
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FreedomWorks Launches Campaign Against Secret Socialized Medicine Provision in Budget

Washington, DC –  Included in President Obama’s budget is a $635 billion ‘down payment’ for health care reform.  President Obama does not get into details on what his healthcare reform would be, but he never the less asks for hundreds of billions of dollars to be pre-approved for it.  This money would no doubt be used to centralize health care decisions with bureaucrats in Washington and expand bankrupt entitlements programs.

04/01/2009
FreedomWorks Cheers Introduction of Generic Biologics Bill
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FreedomWorks Cheers Introduction of Generic Biologics Bill

Washington, D.C. – FreedomWorks is encouraged by the efforts of House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D, CA-30) and Health Subcommittee ranking member Nathan Deal, (R, GA-9) to promote competition and reduce the costs of health care by creating a streamlined process for the approval of generic biologic drugs, the next generation of life saving drugs for millions of Americans.  Waxman and Deal this week introduced a bill that would allow the Food and Drug Administration to approve generic biologic drugs in a timely manner to ensure that Americans have access to the latest life-saving therapies at competitive prices.

03/12/2009
State of the Union? Nothing socialism or the Messiah can't fix!
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State of the Union? Nothing socialism or the Messiah can't fix!

Let’s start with the good part of President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night, since that’s a much shorter task: He said his administration has “identified $2 trillion in savings over the next decade.” (A decent start against the $3.25 trillion he just spent in one single piece of legislation, but just wait until he tries to gore the sacred cows of members of Congress.)

02/25/2009
One More-and Big-Reason to Oppose the Stimulus
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One More-and Big-Reason to Oppose the Stimulus

If you thought Tom Daschle’s healthcare plans would be gone with his resignation, think again.  He’s given us one more reason to oppose the stimulus.  It creates a new bureaucracy that will make sure your doctor is doing what the government deems appropriate.  This policy is right out of Daschle’s book on healthcare, Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis. 

02/10/2009

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